California Ramblers

The California Ramblers were an American jazz group that recorded hundreds of songs for many different record labels throughout the 1920s. Four members of the band – Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, and Adrian Rollini – went on to front big bands in later decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Known as the Merry Melody Men prior to 1921. Name frequently appears as Golden Gate Orchestra; other pseudonyms include Jerry Mason and his Californians, the Little Ramblers, the University Six, and the Louisiana Collegians.

See Also: Golden Gate Orchestra California Ramblers University Six and the California Ramblers.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92971 10-in. 8/14/1935 Rhythm and romance California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92972 10-in. 8/14/1935 Without a word of warning California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92973 10-in. 8/14/1935 From the top of your head (To the tip of your toes) California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92974 10-in. 8/14/1935 The simple things in life California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92975 10-in. 8/14/1935 Just we two (In our little canoe) California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92976 10-in. 8/14/1935 When Gimble hits the cymbal California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92977 10-in. 8/14/1935 It's my night to howl California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92978 10-in. 8/14/1935 What a night, what a moon, what a girl The Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-92979 10-in. 8/14/1935 The white star of Sigma Nu California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95527 10-in. 10/19/1935 You let me down California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95528 10-in. 10/19/1935 Now you've got me doing it California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95529 10-in. 10/19/1935 Thunder over paradise California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95530 10-in. 10/19/1935 You stayed away too long California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95531 10-in. 10/19/1935 Santa Claus is comin' to town California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95532 10-in. 10/19/1935 Where am I? (Am I in heaven?) California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95533 10-in. 10/19/1935 Broadway rhythm California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95534 10-in. 10/19/1935 I'd rather listen to your eyes California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-95535 10-in. 10/19/1935 Here's to romance California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98094 10-in. 11/20/1935 How do I rate with you? California Ramblers ; Joan Hope Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98153 10-in. 11/26/1935 With all my heart California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98154 10-in. 11/26/1935 A beautiful lady in blue California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98155 10-in. 11/26/1935 I feel like a feather in the breeze California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98156 10-in. 11/26/1935 I'll never forget I love you California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98491 10-in. 1/6/1936 So this is heaven California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98492 10-in. 1/6/1936 If I should lose you California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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